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Enabling and Disabling Network Services

For security purposes, an administrator may need to stop one or more network services from accessing the Makito X4. From the Services page, you can enable and disable network services, including HTTP, SSH, Telnet, SNMP, RTSP, ONVIF, and Haivision EMS

On the Makito X4 Rugged, you can also enable bi-directional serial pass-through for controlling serially attached devices such as PTZ controlled cameras. Both RS-232 and RS422 are supported.


In order to optimize your encoder’s performance, it is recommended that only the required network services be enabled. Please review the network services to make sure services used for your application are enabled or disabled as appropriate.


Take care not to disable all network services; you must at least keep http (Web interface), telnet, or ssh active. Otherwise you will lose access control to the unit, and the only way to re-enable these services is by a Factory Reset (For details, see Resetting the Encoder).

To enable or disable network services:

  1. Click Settings on the sidebar and select the Services tab.  
    The Services page opens displaying the current status of network services. The following example shows the services of a Makito X4 Encoder:

  2. To enable or disable a service, toggle the associated Service on or off. The toggle is blue when the service is on, and grey when the service is off. For details, see Services Settings.
  3. (If multiple network interfaces are available) For each service, you can select the applicable interface (All, eth0, or eth1) from the Interface dropdown menu. 

  4. To pair the encoder with Haivision-EMS, toggle Haivision-EMS on and configure the EMS/Cloud Services section. See the following section, Pairing the Encoder with Haivision EMS.
  5. To disable the collection of anonymous data for product analytics, toggle the Enable Anonymous Product Analytics feature off. 

The service(s) will be stopped or started immediately. (You do not need to click Apply). 


Network services can also be enabled/disabled using the CLI service command.

From the Services page you can also configure the Thumbnail Preview:

  1. Toggle the Thumbnail Preview feature on or off (this feature is on by default).  
  2. If on, type the interval time, in seconds, in the Interval field. 
  3. To apply your changes, click Apply.  


Preview Thumbnails appear on the Dashboard, Streams and Video Encoders pages to provide a visual reference of each video encoder's input. Preview Thumbnails can be enabled/disabled, and preview settings persist through reboot. By default, previews are enabled and set to 10 second intervals.

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